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    was cleaning car and noticed oil drippin from right front looks like its comin from brake or axle should i take it 2 dealer dont know if they will warrenty i put springs on it plllllllllllleeeeeeese help info gladly appresssssssiated

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    This guy that bought my downpipe yesterday had the same thing with his '06 WRX wagon. It turned out to be a seal leaking from the strut. Take the wheel off and see if you can get a better look at the source of the leak.

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    strut leaking

    its anew strut from subaru because i kinda stripped last one spring install could it be the axle

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    Still, would not hurt to take the wheel off to see the source of the leak. It could be a damaged brake line from the strut install, or the new strut could be defective. You'll never know unless you take a look. And, if either one of those are the case, it's no-cost to you. (tow it if it is the brake line)

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    Quote Originally Posted by encryptedzion View Post
    Still, would not hurt to take the wheel off to see the source of the leak. It could be a damaged brake line from the strut install, or the new strut could be defective. You'll never know unless you take a look. And, if either one of those are the case, it's no-cost to you. (tow it if it is the brake line)
    ok no leak from brakes it looks like its comin from strut but how its new and i did how sorry for all the questions thanx

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucky View Post
    ok no leak from brakes it looks like its comin from strut but how its new and i did how sorry for all the questions thanx
    The strut could have been defective from manufacturing and nothing that you caused. They are what the industry calls "test escapees". It's not something that happens all the time (depending on the quality standards), but it does happen and is why parts are warrantied against defects.

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